…the answer [is] simply to rise in joyfulness all of [our] days.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
What is the goal? A house that is like the life that goes with it, a house that gives us beauty as we understand it— and beauty of a nobler kind that we may grow to understand.